The gardens sit on the western slope of the Kohala Mountain ,
of Kawaihae in the North Kohala district on the Big Island . The Pacific ocean
is less than a mile to the west. There is a 180 degree view of the ocean. The
garden site has a gradual slope with deep rocky ravines, which gives Pua Mau
Place its distinctive character.
With low rainfall and intense sun, this area is ideal for plant
cultivation, provided there is adequate water. We have 2 wells
the land and the gardens are on a drip irrigation system.
The area has stony soil of volcanic origin. We have an area for
the production of mulch, that is then applied to the garden.
Pua Mau Botanical Gardens is located off Highway 270 on Ala Kahua
Drive (Kohala Estates) just north of Kawaihae. Turn at the 6 mile
marker, 1/2 mile up the hill to the gate at a lava rock wall. (see
Self-guided tours are presently available with mulch covered
avenues throughout the garden for your walking enjoyment. Umbrellas
are provided for a shaded walk.
Hours: Every day of the year, 9:00
am to 4:00 pm
As a Not-for-profit foundation 501(c)(3), a tax deductible donation
will be requested upon entry to help develop and sustain the gardens
for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
Kama'aina, Senior and Coupon discount --$13
Children under 10 free
We also offer various levels of membership. If
you would like to know more, please contact us for the information.